Area rug binding is a service that’s still just as important as it has always been. Mostly associated with custom areas rug builds, it is the process of adding an edge to a remnant of carpet that is transformed into a beautiful rug.
For functional purposes, binding area rugs keep them from unraveling and wearing out prematurely. Visually, it becomes a décor-matching centerpiece or a perfect match for all your existing décor. There are a variety of binding styles that can be utilized for different purposes, and we'll talk more about that.
There are three main types of area rug bindings. The "standard" binding can come in a regular width or a wide width for different aesthetics. You can also choose serging, which involves a sewn-on edging of yarn, or fringing, with knots.
Area rug maintenance is an essential aspect of your rugs as well. The fact is, area rugs do age and wear, but they are very easy to maintain. For instance, when you're ready to have them professionally cleaned, they are easy to take up and transport, since they are not anchored down to your floors. The same is true if they need to be repaired.
When you get them back, you can even put them back down in a different space, to switch up the appearance of your flooring. With a beautiful new binding, it will be like having a brand new floor covering in any area you’d like.
Don’t forget that area rugs not only make a great décor element. They can also offer excellent protection in heavily traveled areas of your home, or underneath heavy pieces of furniture. No matter what you use these pieces for, you'll be thrilled with the results, time and again.